Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, who represents Brooklyn’s Ninth Congressional district and works in East Flatbush, is one of the lead sponsors of the “Dream and Promise Act.” The bill, which passed the House of Representatives in June of last year, builds upon the original “Dream Act” to help children with the protected status known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The legislation introduced new legal protections and a path to permanent citizenship for TPS holders as well.

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